Heading for the Exit: the United Kingdom’s Troubled Relationship with the European Union

Helen Wallace

Abstract


So Brexit means Brexit, or so says Theresa May, the United Kingdom’s (UK) new Prime Minister. But what does it actually mean? And how did the UK find itself travelling along this stony road towards withdrawal from the European Union (EU)? This article looks at the back story, gives comments on the referendum held on 23 June 2016, and identifies some of the issues that now lie ahead of the UK and the EU as they address the consequences of the referendum vote for leaving the EU.


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